At the age of 46, Ian Veneracion remains one of the most desired men in Philippine Showbiz. “That’s very flattering but I wonder why”, the actor said on his TWBA interview when teased about being every girl’s dream man. Tito Boy was quick to note Ian’s good qualities such as his handsome face and kind-hearted nature.
But despite the attention and praises he gets, Ian has his own share of insecurities as well. For one, he reveals feeling conscious for not having broad shoulders. He recounts meeting an accident in one of his motocross activities that developed into a problem in the clavicle, or the collarbone, resulting to a drooping left shoulder. The incident made his insecurities that time.
Although, Ian is still professional enough to bare his topless body when required in a TV or movie scene but he never had the courage to flaunt it in a cover boy type of a pictorial.
Ian also admits not having a pack of well-sculpted abs. “Mayroon akong abs kaya lang napapatungan siya ng layer of bacon. You have to dig deep to find my abs,” he said in jest. The last item on his list of insecurities is his inability to produce the “R” sound.
Ian doesn’t mind being tagged as the heartthrob of aged fans. He, in fact, takes it as a compliment to his effectiveness as an actor. “I feel proud. I call them the discerning ones. For example, when you’re an actor and you do a scene saying ‘I love you’ to your partner, it’s easy to convince someone who’s young and wala pang masyadong experience. Pero, for someone who’s ka-age natin or Tita or Lola, they can see if you’re lying, eh. So, feeling ko mas mahirap i-please”, the timeless actor explained. He also shared that he’d always feels delighted when approached by lovely ladies for photo opportunities but only to be told, “My mom is a big fan of you.”
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Take a look at his THEN-and-NOW photos that proved he’s aging like a fine wine in this gallery!